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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:55 am 
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Hi folks,

A couple of sites are reporting the following Canon USA rebates, with the program running from May 3rd to July 11th:
    Camera Bodies

  • EOS 50D Kit + EF-S 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6 IS...............................................$300
  • EOS 50D EF-S 18–200mm IS Kit................................................................$300
  • EOS 50D EF 28–135mm IS Kit + EF-S 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6 IS......................$300
  • EOS 50D Kit + EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM..............................................$150
  • EOS 50D EF 28–135mm IS Kit + EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM....................$150
  • EOS Rebel XSi EF-S 18–55mm IS Kit (B) + EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS..........$200
  • EOS Rebel XSi EF-S 18–55mm IS Kit (S) + EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS..........$200
  • EOS Rebel XS EF-S 18–55mm IS Kit (B) + EF 75–300mm f/4.5–5.6 III...........$100
  • EOS Rebel XS EF-S 18–55mm IS Kit (S) + EF 75–300mm f/4.5–5.6 III...........$100

    Lenses
  • EF 200mm f/2L IS USM...................$500
  • EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM...................$130
  • EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS USM...........$200
  • EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS USM...$100
  • EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM..............$100
  • EF 50mm f/1.2L USM......................$100
  • EF 24–70mm f/2.8L USM.................$80
  • EF 70–200mm f/4L IS USM..............$75
  • EF-S 17–55mm f/2.8 IS USM...........$70
  • EF-S 10–22mm f/3.5–4.5 USM.........$50
  • EF 17–40mm f/4L USM....................$50
  • EF 70–200mm f/4L USM..................$40
  • EF-S 17–85mm f/4–5.6 IS USM........$50
  • EF 100mm f/2.8 MACRO USM..........$35
  • EF-S 60mm f/2.8 MACRO USM.........$30
  • EF 28–200mm f/3.5–5.6 USM...........$30
  • EF 28–105mm f/3.5–4.5 II USM........$20
  • EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS.............$15

    Flash Units
  • SPEEDLITE 580EX II................$50
  • SPEEDLITE 430EX II................$30
  • SPEEDLITE 220EX...................$30
  • MACRO TWIN LITE MT-24EX....$70
  • MACRO RING LITE MR-14EX.....$50
No word on whether similar rebates will apply in Canada and it's not official yet but I think I'd be delaying any potential purchase for a few days. :idea:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:47 pm 
Is there a time limit how long ago you bought a lens? I'm around three weeks on my purchase.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:34 pm 
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Philv wrote:
Is there a time limit how long ago you bought a lens? I'm around three weeks on my purchase.

Check the terms and conditions when the rebate appears on the Canon USA site. But, from memory, I think the rebates usually only apply to purchases made within the qualifying period. :(

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Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:05 pm 
RE: Three weeks on your purchase

Does the store you bought it from have a 30 day no questions asked return policy? You could always "return" your lens and re-purchase it again. Costs them nothing except a couple minutes of their time and makes a customer very happy.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:40 am 
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Full details of the promotion, an "Instant Rebate", are available here. 8)

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 12:34 pm 
00Dan wrote:
RE: Three weeks on your purchase

Does the store you bought it from have a 30 day no questions asked return policy? You could always "return" your lens and re-purchase it again. Costs them nothing except a couple minutes of their time and makes a customer very happy.


I'm checking that out now, in fact my wife just did that with a purse she bought a few weeks ago. I bought my lens on April 15th so I still have some time.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 3:18 pm 
:D It worked! I took my Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM that I just bought three weeks ago and basically returned it and bought it again $80 cheaper. I think the salesman was a little ticked off but he did say $80 is $80.

Thanks for the on sale updates.


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